Hello and welcome. I’m Dr. Trevor Cates. This is part 2 of my question and answer session where I answer your skin health, skincare and anti-aging questions. I know it’s something a little different, but I have received so many questions on skin health, skincare and aging. Along with requests for the best beauty tips that I decided to dedicate two entire episodes to answering your questions. If your question is not answered leave a comment, join our group, or hit me up on social media and I can address your questions in future episodes..
Your Questions Answered:
A couple of months ago I noticed a rash on one of my eyelids and most recently noticed that the skin in the area was lighter. My dermatologist thinks is Vitiligo and ordered some blood test that I’ll be getting done next month during my 6 month check up. The dermatologist also mentioned that I could have an autoimmune issue. I have had a lot of stress and also have done some wax in the affected area. Is there any information you may be able to give me about Vitiligo? Any recommendation about what I should do, etc? I’m 58 years old and generally have always been healthy.
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease
We want to calm and balance the autoimmune system
Digestive or gut balance microbiome issues
Avoid food allergens
Take antioxidants such as ALA
B vitamins such as B12 and Folate
Low vitamin D has been associated with vitiligo (recent study – March of this year)
Get vitamin D levels tested
I just wanted to ask if you are considering making skincare products for the body to compliment the products you have made for the face? Thanking you, and letting you know I have received my Daily Essentials Skincare range on May 12th, so I am looking forward to using them and experiencing positive results.
We are looking into this option
It will be awhile before we have body products
But it is interesting to know what products you want and need the most
Feel free to leave feedback like this on our comments
In the meantime, use the face cleanser on your body
It won’t foam like a body wash, because it has mild acidity
For moisturizers – use coconut, almond and jojoba oil
I’m 64 and still get pimples. I’m permanently on on a low carb high fat diet. Any suggestions?
Reducing high carb foods such as refined grains helps balance blood sugar.
Not all carbs are bad – veggies and some fruit – antioxidants (protect against oxidative damage – acne) and fiber
High fat – what types? Balance is key.
Also dairy fat can make it worse. Eggs I’ve seen contribute to acne – but not for everyone
Diet is important but it’s not all – do you have gut issues, nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances?
And what are you putting on your skin – don’t want to clog pores
Tell me more about powerful chemicals in wrinkle creams.
Top ingredients to avoid are fragrance and parabens,
Formaldehyde releasers – Quaternium-15, diazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, Bronopol, or imidazolidinyl urea.
Check out my blog on The Spa Dr. – Are Your Skincare Products Causing a Hormone Imbalance – Are you covering your face with toxins.
There are more. I will cover these more in depth in my book.
I deal with Vitiligo which is an autoimmune condition. But my main concern is that recently the skin on my arms and legs have started looking “crepey.” I would love to know if there are things I can do (or stop doing) that would improve this condition.
This is caused by collagen loss
To support collagen, try collagen protein use clean sources
Vitamin C helps support collagen, take vitamin C and collagen together
Bone Broth a good source of food collagen
That’s all the time I have for answering questions today. Be sure and listen to the first half of this question and answer section in the last episode. If you have any more questions for me, be sure and leave them in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to join the Spa Dr. community, so that you never miss an episode!
Resources mentioned in today’s show:
Blog Post: Are Your Skincare Products Causing a Hormone Imbalance?
Additional links to check out:
TheSkinQuiz.com – Get your customized skin profile. It’s free, and based upon your answers, it will give you great tips for glowing skin and vibrant health.
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